The New York Stock Exchange. Analysts in recent months have sharply cut first-quarter earnings expectation for S&P 500 companies and this has helped 75 per cent of those that have already reported to beat forecasts, against a historic average of 66 per cent, according to S&P Global market Intelligence.

Wall Street and European stocks are inching higher, while benchmark bonds are little changed, as investors exhibit caution ahead of key corporate earn(...)

 A Total petrol  station in Paris. It could be a difficult year for many oil producers, according to Fitch Ratings, which estimates the aggregate earnings of seven major oil companies in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region will fall 22 per cent in 2016.

Stocks are struggling to make headway and bond prices are firmer as a rising dollar and weaker oil prices provide an excuse for a breather after Wall (...)

US jobs data released on Wednesday and Friday should help determine when the Fed is likely to hike again.

Wall Street and European bourses are consolidating after better than expected US economic data and recovering oil prices triggered a surge in global (...)

Japan’s Nikkei 225 lost 0.9 per cent and Australia’s commodity-rich S&P/ASX 200 shed 2.1 per cent. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 1.2 per cent though, on the mainland, China’s Shanghai Composite was an outlier with an advance of 0.9 per cent as infrastructure shares firmed on hopes for more investment by Beijing.

European stocks are retreating following a soft Asian session as markets remain in thrall to oil prices. The price of Brent crude, the international (...)

The Tokyo stock exchange. The latest global stock market rally is running out of steam as oil prices see more volatility and investors once again seek “safety” in gold and the yen.

The latest global stock market rally is running out of steam as oil prices see more volatility and investors once again seek “safety” in gold and the (...)

A pedestrian walks past a share prices board in the  Tokyo stock exchange.  investors are less worried about China’s financial system and economy after lending figures improved, the renminbi rallied and the central bank delivered a calming message to markets following the country’s lunar new year break.

US and European stock markets are looking tired after their recent strong performances but Asian bourses delivered another sturdy performance as the r(...)

Pedestrians walk past a share prices board showing the numbers from various world stock markets in Tokyo

European equities rose sharply on Friday, adding to gains made in the previous session on European Central Bank stimulus hints, with bouncing commodit(...)

The index measuring price differences between dual-listed companies in Shanghai and Hong Kong stood at 143.47

China stocks fell more than 2 per cent on Monday, shrugging off a firmer yuan, as data pointed to growing deflationary risks in the world’s second-lar(...)

A man looks at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Beijing

China stocks rose on Tuesday as financial regulators and the central bank moved aggressively to restore confidence a day after a plunge roiled global(...)

A pedestrian walks past a board flashing the Nikkei key index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in front of a securities company in Tokyo on October 5th, 2015. Tokyo stocks gained 1.22 percent on speculation the US Federal Reserve will keep interest rates near zero for longer and an economic downturn will force Japanese policymakers to increase stimulus. (Photograph: Toru YAMANAKATORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Asian stocks rose on Monday as expectations for a US interest rate hike this year faded after weaker-than-expected employment data. Spreadbetters for(...)